IPs Trained On Bamboo Craft

IPs Trained On Bamboo Craft

The Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) based in Los Baños, Laguna, is intensifying its technology assistance to Indigenous Peoples. It has recently held trainings in bamboo craft  among IPs in Palawan and Mindanao. On July 18-20 2017, FPRDI conducted a lecture-demonstration on some bamboo processing technologies for Batak […]

WOOD VINEGAR: Very Important In Organic Farming

Ask Jefferson Laruan, a very successful organic farmer, and he will tell you that wood vinegar is very important in organic farming. He and his wife Elisa are the owners of the Lily Valley Organic Farm in La Trinidad, Benguet. Wood vinegar or Mokusako is the liquid that is collected […]

BY DR. DANILO P. PADUA: Four New Strawberry Hybrids

BY DR. DANILO P. PADUA: Four New Strawberry Hybrids

During our trip to Benguet, March 16-18, 2017, we met the gentleman who is considered the most knowledgeable in strawberry breeding at the Benguet State University. He is Dr. Danilo P. Padua, formerly dean of the BSU College of Agriculture, now a full-time professor. He is very proud of four […]

DENNIS MIGUEL: Set To Establish Record Yield In Rice

DENNIS MIGUEL: Set To Establish Record Yield In Rice

Dennis Miguel claims he has a small farm with a big dream…to break the world record in rice harvest. He said (as of Feb. 25, 2017) he has a standing crop of 1.5 hectares in Isabela which is in its maximum tillering stage. “We have two weeks to go before […]

DR. WILLIAM D. DAR: Agribusiness Center Named After Him In India

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), in Patancheru, India, honored former agriculture Secretary William D. Dar, who served as its Director General from 2000 to 2014, by naming a new building after him. Known as the ‘William D Dar Agribusiness Centre,’ the facility houses ICRISAT’s Agribusiness […]

Filipino Scientist Wins Awards In Japan

Filipino Scientist Wins Awards In Japan

A senior science research specialist of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has won three awards, one at the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Science and Patents during the Tsukuba Global Science Week held in Tsukuba, Japan and in two other events in that […]

FARM PRODUCE STORE: Key To Big Turn-Around In His Fortune

FARM PRODUCE STORE: Key To Big Turn-Around In His Fortune

For many years, life was a constant struggle for 59-year-old Ruperto Capoy Pabroa of Bayabas, Adlaon, Cebu City. He planted alugbati, ginger and sweet corn on a half-hectare land that was not even his own in 1982. He just gave one fourth of the income to the owner. The income, […]

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